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Get the best of life in New Zealand

Find the perfect job in New Zealand.

Roles are available across the North and South Islands. Get job flexibility and more time for the things you love to do.

Make work suit your priorities.
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Work on your terms.

Locuming gives you flexibility to be on the ward one day and climbing a mountain the next. You’ll earn better money, giving you financial freedom without being locked-in to a role. Take days, or even weeks off to travel. Make time your own.

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Get more family time.

Get back time with your family. Have the opportunity to do the things you love doing. Make the school run, spend time with friends, renovate the house. Being a locum will help to keep life fun and interesting.

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Gain new experiences.

Experience life in a different part of New Zealand. Learn from new environments. Enjoy working in an interesting and challenging area of medicine or give back by helping a community that’s in need of your expertise.

Specialities most needed in NZ.
  • Emergency medicine
  • General practice
  • General surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Psychiatry
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Can you work in New Zealand?
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Do you have MCNZ registration?

Opportunities abound for you in New Zealand.

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Are you APRHA registered?

We’ll sort out the paperwork to get you working here quickly.

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Internationally qualified?

Registration to work in New Zealand can take time but we’ll help with everything.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work in New Zealand?

MCNZ registered doctors have lots of opportunities to find permanent and locum work in New Zealand. Australian-trained doctors can work in New Zealand – you'll need to gain MCNZ registration and we can assist you in this process. Doctors who gained their primary medical degree overseas will ideally have a few years’ experience in a comparative health system (like in the UK or Ireland) under their belt. There are pathways to work in New Zealand if you trained overseas, but there are some restrictions. Our page for International Doctors has more information.

Where is the work in New Zealand?

There are roles available right across New Zealand. Many (though certainly not all) locum roles are in rural locations and lots of doctors we work with love using this as an opportunity to explore new places. Where the work is also depends on the type of work you’d like to do and what your specialty and experience is. You can search for current roles on our job search page.

What paperwork will I need to apply for roles?

Your registration number, a current CV and three references are the essentials of any job application. Other paperwork that's commonly required is:

  • Evidence of vaccinations,
  • Evidence of your degree/fellowship,
  • Annual Practicing Certificates,
  • Indemnity,
  • A certified copy of your passport and/or driver’s licence,
  • Police vetting form.

What you'll need can vary slightly between Australian states and in New Zealand. Some states/locations also ask you complete an online training course (eMedical Courses). We're here to help guide you through the requirements and we'll give you a checklist detailing everything you need.

Do you charge a fee to doctors?

Nope! Our service is free for doctors. We're paid by hospitals and clinics for our services and are preferred suppliers in several states and areas. Because we have a huge network of doctors, we save clinics and hospitals time (and money) by taking the stress out of the hiring and credentialing process.

How will I get paid?

This depends on where you work – the hospital or clinic chooses how a doctor is paid. This will work one of three ways:

  • You’re paid by the hospital/clinic, as an employee
  • You’re paid by the hospital/clinic as a contractor
  • Medrecruit pays you directly

Your recruitment specialist can let you know which method you’ll be paid by for each job you undertake.

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